Fujitsu's GranNote is a Laptop for Your Nan

By Gerald Lynch on at

Making a notebook for the over 60s takes more than just bigger default fonts and pre-installed Vera Lynn albums, according to Fujitsu.

Its new GranNote Lifebook AH90/P laptop (yes, GranNote) is aimed at "active, mature adults" and will be kitted out with features intended to make its use easier for those getting on in years.

These include "Intellicolour", adjusting colour settings to match ambient lighting, "Awaseru Voice", which tweaks the volume levels of high frequencies dependent on the user's age, and keyboard keys of different weights and sensitivities to match an older user's potentially-weakened digits. As for the internal specs, it's pretty well fitted, with an Intel Core i7-4500U processor, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive.

Condescending, or supportive of an under-represented area of the tech market? We'll leave that for you to decide, but it's a shrewd business move from Fujitsu either way -- it's launching the GranNote in Japan first, where a quarter of the ageing population of 30 million is over 65. [Fujistu via The Register]